Okay, I need some guidance here. I found my way to the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) site this weekend and am seriously considering getting involved. The WCOFF 2007 will have over 70 leagues of 12 teams that will hold an in-person draft in Vegas (or Atlantic City or Orlando) and compete during weeks 1-11 for the title of World Champion and more than $200,000 in prizes [pic below from 2006 draft from WCOFF site]. If I'm reading everything correctly, anyone can sign up as long as they can come for the draft in September and plunk down approximately $1800. And I'm actually thinking about this - and if I do it, it will be with my husband as my co-manager. For those who don't know us, and even those that do, spending $1800+ is not a trivial thing since we're not exactly rolling around in a bathtub full of benjamins over here...but this is so tempting. I mean this would be priceless - such an experience. Just not sure I can justify doing this. If anyone out there has been involved in WCOFF in the past, I would love to hear your commentary - was it worth it? Are outsiders/first-timers welcomed? Any general advice? And for the rest of you, like my sister - am I insane for considering this?
Happy long weekend! Here's hoping most of you are free to enjoy the 3-day weekend and the relaxation and fun that comes with it. I spent my Sunday participating in 3 fantasy football drafts scattered throughout the day and night, but I think I've finally wrapped up my drafts for the year. So like many of you I'm now turning my attention to the Week 1 games! But before we get to some player rankings and prep for Week 1, I want to make sure that all you experts out there are aware of the upcoming deadline for the annual accuracy contest that I run with the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. I compare preseason positional rankings from experts to the final outcome of the fantasy season to see which site had the most accurate preseason rankings, and this year's deadline is fast approaching: September 9th by kickoff. Check out the info on the FSTA site for more details and be sure to e-mail me your submissions. Now, onto Week 1! First up, let's get to some of this